Frequent flyers who may want to get a preview look at Delta Air Lines' new Terminal 4 (T4) at John F. Kennedy International Airport now have an "experiential space" called T4X (www.delta.com/t4x) in Manhattan to do just that.
Located at 376 West Broadway and Broome, in the heart of Soho, T4X is open to the public now through May 22. Operating hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This experiential space will showcase JFK T4's new features, including Delta Sky Priority check-in, the new flagship Delta Sky Club and The Sky Deck at Delta Sky Club, a stylish outdoor terrace.
Delta is in the midst of $1.4 billion redevelopment project at JFK. Gail Grimmett, Delta's senior vice president - New York, said: "We are opening T4X as a unique way for our customers and the public to preview the state-of-the-art features of the new terminal, before it officially opens on May 24."
Why would you go? Here are some options for visitors. The Sky Priority area at T4X will preview the premium customer check-in experience. Visitors can check into a Delta flight, receive travel services from Delta agents or simply relax in a dedicated lounge.
In addition, iPads showcasing the new Fly Delta app and Delta.com will enable visitors to explore and book a new Delta travel experience.
At T4X's Delta Sky Club, visitors may re-charge their mobile devices and relax, while an adjacent Sky Bar area offers TVs, reading materials or simply a place to enjoy a T4X international lunch (for a fee).
Guests of T4X can purchase four daily sandwich and salad lunch items that are inspired by popular international destinations Delta serves from JFK; these include London, Rome, Istanbul, and Athens. Select offerings will also be created by Chef Michelle Bernstein, consulting chef for Delta's International BusinessElite flights
A flight information screen will display the daily menu, while a baggage-claim-style conveyor belt will deliver the fare in a mini Delta suitcase.
Visitors will also experience an interpretation of The Sky Deck, the distinctive rooftop terrace at Terminal 4's new Delta Sky Club that was created in partnership with Architectural Digest and designed by Thom Filicia.
"T4X is a showcase of not only the investments that we have made in T4, but also represents the larger investment that Delta has made in our products and technology across the system," said Tim Mapes, Delta's senior vice president of marketing.
Visitors to T4X also may take a closer look at JFK Terminal 4 with a unique interactive digital 3-D model. As an visitor to T4X waves his or her hand over select areas of the model, information, images and video about the terminal are displayed onto the structure via video projection.
In addition, T4X will have travel-related retail essentials, both complimentary and for-purchase. Complimentary items include passport holders, luggage tags and mugs, while items for purchase include the popular Beats headphones, iPhone cases and amenity bags.